Antique Chairs

The Stick Chair: Introduction to the elegant Windsor

One type of chair that everyone is familiar with is the ever-present Windsor. But why are there so many of them and what is the basis for America’s love affair with that type of chair? The word “Windsor” is usually capitalized in deference to the supposed point of origin of this style chair, the...

Hunzinger lollipop rocking chair

How political unrest reinvented America’s antique furniture design

The political unrest in 19th century Germany had a profoundly positive effect on American furniture construction and design for the next 50 years. A large number of German craftspeople made their way to America in the 19th century, but four in particular stand out in the furniture field: John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger and...